Q. What is the “Freeze Holds” option in My Account?


The "Freeze Hold" option essentially allows you to “pause” the progress of a hold request and let others “cut” in front of you in line for an item.  It’s useful if you won’t be able to pick up a hold that might be fulfilled during an inconvenient time; you can avoid losing your place in the hold queue or missing your item.


To Freeze a Hold:

1.       Log in to My Account and view your existing holds. 

2.       You’ll see a “Freeze” column with check boxes for each request.  Check the box(es) and select “Update List."  Then confirm your decisions.


Holds remain frozen until you choose to remove the freeze.  A hold cannot be frozen if the item is already on the hold shelf, in transit, is a Link+ item or otherwise paged to fulfill your request.   

  • Last Updated Oct 25, 2017
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  • Answered By Margaret Yamasaki

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